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Sep 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
president goes after mitt romney on education. and right on cue, mitt romney goes after the teachers. >> the teachers union has a responsibility to care for the interests of the teachers. >> former governor howard dean and atlanta mayor react to mitt romney's educated mess. >>> scott walker and paul ryan come out against union busting. eugene robinson and bill roden on why the nfl gets what it paid for. and on national voter registration day, ten million latino voters are in danger of being disenfranchised. we'll bring you the shocking details of a new report that could swing the election to mitt romney. being disenfranchised. we'll bring you the shocking details of a new report that could swing the election to mitt romney. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. americans are up in arms after a blown call in a football game. it's amazing what gets the country's attention. the nfl is in a labor mess because millionaires are trying to save a little money by busting the referee's union. i'll have more to say about this in a few moments. >>> but today we learned what kind of labor iss
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
education with the teams that are managing the social media efforts, especially mitt romney's. >> are you nervous about this? >> yes. >> i actually see -- >> let me take a step back. not even voting, hopefully one day that will come. but registering to vote, we have this ram shackle, rick et i system of voting. about a dozen states have automated registration. i can go online and register to vote. new york is one of the last states to do that. most states don't and they can. it's the state legislatures, it's the governors, it's the secretary of states who are saying we don't want to go there. well, why? we can all -- >> we can't all understand it. >> because of the en franchisement of people that would bring about. >> one of the challenges with incumbent changing voting rules, any incumbent always got elected under whatever the current voting rules are. >> you want to keep the system you got elected under. we know from states that have done that, it costs less to register people automatedly. you get more people to register and hence more people to votement only a dozen states are doing th
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that we change our tax code to make sure that we're helping small businesses and companies that are investing here in the united states. that we take some of the money that we're saving as we wind down two wars to rebuild america. and that we reduce our deficit in a balanced way that allows us to make these critical investments. now, it ultimately is going to be up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top-down economic policies that helped to get us into this mess or do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says america does best when the middle class does best? and i'm looking forward to having that debate. >> governor romney, two minutes. >> thank you, jim. it's an honor to be here with you, and i appreciate the chance to be with the president. i'm pleased to be at the university of denver. appreciate their welcome. and also the presidential commission on these debates. and congratulations to
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> my priority is putting people back to work in america. they're suffering in this country. and we talked about evidence. look at the evidence of the last four years. >> a lot of my colleagues are really encouraged by what they saw tonight. i think they saw somebody ready to run this thing. it's going to be exciting the last four weeks of the campaign. >> mitt romney may have eased republican concerns with his sharp performance but it also asked members of his party asking where has he been? utah's republican senator orrin hatch who joins us on behalf of the romney campaign. good morning, senator. so let me ask you this question. where has this mitt romney been? >> i have to say, i don't think the coverage has been totally fair to him in the past months. but i know mitt very well. we know him better than anybody. he made the best winter olympics in the history of the movement and wind up with $100 million sur
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >> melissa, is there extra credit for losing creatively? you're a teacher and educator. >> i mean there actually is extra credit for losing creatively if you are a current office holder. if you are a senator or governor and going to go back to that job then, in fact, there are ways if you lose you can lose and still retain your position, for example, as mccain does as a particular kind of voice within the context of the senate. but when you are as romney said many, many times in the primary, an unemployed guy, then what happens is you simply become sort of a speed bump in history. >> now, jeff, you followed a lot of campaigns. i'm sure you remember when people thought senator obama was losing. are people counting romney out too early and does that help him in any way? >> they're not counting him out of the obama campaign. the whole team in chicago and else where across the country is working really hard on their ground game. they want democrats not to feel overconfident, despite the fact that the polls are good, despite the fact that he's doing well in the swing states. they see t
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
educated states in the country in terms of college graduates it is the best educated state in the country. we really are a microcosm of the country. a lot of coloradoens came from other states. and so it's a nice place to battle out the country's elections. and as you probably pointed out earlier we have gone all sorts of ways in presidential elections. we have elected democratic governors. i think the coloradoens take a look at the candidate and vote for the person they think will do the best job for colorado and the country. >> it seems to me in watching what i feel like the conversation colorado voters are having with each other is that the president thinks women voters and social issues are the key to the reelection and the romney campaign thinks talking about the deficit is a winner here. what say you? are both on the right track to get to 50? >> i think it depends on which base the two parties are trying to get out. obviously the democratic party with its so-called war on women is trying to make sure it gets the turnout from that element. and my party is looking i think more
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
part of today's office politics. >> this is an interview that was 100% about education policy. so i really had to do my homework. if you are going to try to ask questions of somebody who has been dealing with, and administering education policy for basically the last four years, i tried to do a little bit of homework. so that was the hardest part, probably. the second hardest part is more logistical. when you interview the president, or a presidential candidate, they usually give you a very short amount of time. in this case, i think we had 15 minutes. and you'd be surprised, you may not, but most people would be surprised how quickly that goes. i mean, that's really just four or five questions, depending on how lengthy the answers are. now, i did go a little over the time limit. i ended up going 20 to 22 minutes. >> so how does he end it? does somebody come in and say we're done? >> it's a funny little behind-the-scenes thing. sometimes, i think it's just known that you'll go a little bit past the time limit. the white house understands that. we understand that. you can do it withi
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. sleep train's inveis ending soon. sale save 10%, 20%, even 35% on a huge selection of simmons and sealy clearance mattresses. get 2 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. even get free delivery! sleep train stacks the savings high to keep the prices low. but hurry, the inventory clearance sale is ending soon. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> coming up, "dirty jobs" host mike rowe joins mitt romney on the campaign trail to discuss jobs and vocational training. i think he's campaigning with the wrong guy. >>> scott brown's race-baiting comments about elizabeth warren and his supporter's racist chances have the cherokee nation asking the senator for an apology. >>> and could democrats turn arizona blue this november? romney's lead in the poll is shrinking and the senate race is heating up. please share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm PDT
20, 30 years ago was to start de-emphasizing vocational education. right now we've got shortages of folks in fields that need technical training, but don't necessarily require a four-year college degree. >> mr. rowe went on to make a more subtle point about how we need as a country to appreciate these kinds of wage earners. >> opportunity and training aren't enough. you need desire. i'm talking about desire in the sense of appreciation, with the rest of us. people with dirty jobs, skilled tradesmen, they represent a fairly modest part of the population. >> oh, we know how many mitt romney views many of the wage earners in this country, because we know what he said about the 47% of american who is pay no federal income taxes. >> 47% of americans pay no income taxes. so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> i would just say to mr. rowe, i'm glad that you are nonpartisan, but i really believe that the other candidate is the one that you should be sharing the stage with, not mitt rom
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 10:00am PDT
and loos like a president as he did in his interview with brine williams on education nation yesterday. he will have a good debate performance. two, he needs an -- some form of implosion or serious mistake by the obama campaign or some international event that doesn't rally people around the president but focuses people on a perceived weakness. i don't think either of those are likely to happen. in terms of a mistake by the obama campaign, they've always been fairly safe and cautious. if this were a sporting event, i would say they're running out the clock right now. >> running out the clock and, in fact, perhaps too cautious. you've got hillary clinton going to, perhaps, a dozen meetings with foreign leaders and president obama already out of here in ohio, not meeting with any of the foreign leaders, do you think that they are playing it too safe by not meeting with president morsi, not meeting with netanyahu, avoided any pitfalls here in new york? >> well, maybe, but i heard bill clinton answer that question. he as always dispenses wisdom. the problem with meeting let's say
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 3:00am PDT
the city, at the global initiative, talked about america's role in the world, then he did an education nation interview with brian, very good. showed the fact that he's a policy guy, that he cares about issues. but that mitt romney does not get very much attention. and he doesn't put it on display very often. and it's now -- the thing he has to become is a fighter. he has to have people like joe scarborough look at him every day on the trail, every day, every event and say, he's fighting for the party. he's fighting for the country. he's fighting to turn the country around. i don't see that. but if he doesn't become that before the first debate and in the first debate, it's going to be very hard to keep the party together behind him. >> again, time's running out. october 2nd is early voting in ohio. you've got the first debate coming up. you've got people like karl rove. karl rove every day. and that's the guy i would be looking at if i were mitt romney. not just mitt romney but all of us should look at karl rove. what's karl doing with his money? karl knows how to use money in campaig
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm PDT
proposing for the next four years, in terms of our education system, developing american energy or making sure we're closing loopholes for companies that are shipping jobs overseas or focusing on companies creating jobs here in the united states, or closing our deficit in a balanced way, all those things are designed to make sure that the american people, their genius, their grit, their determination is channelled and they have an opportunity to succeed. and everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody is doing a fair share and playing by the same rules. you know, four years ago i said that i'm not a perfect man and i wouldn't be a perfect president and that's probably a promise that governor romney thinks i've kept. but i also promised that i would fight every single day on behalf of the american people, the middle class and all those who are striving to get into the middle class. i've kept that promise and if you vote for me, i promise i'll fight just as hard in the second term. >> governor romney? >> thank you jim, mr. president and thank you for tuning in this evening. this is an im
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
education, one of the justices, not one had been a full time judge before. when alida replaced o'connor, they were all federal court judges. that is a terrible lack of diversity. she knew what it was like to raise money. >> she was a former state legislature. a lot of what comes in front of the court are sta chte statutes. >> for the middle. >> citizens united is a case that talks about giving money to campaigns as if it's a first amendment speech driven process. a politician may say, can i tell you what goes on, why people give money to campaigns? >> yeah. >> i would think, if this president is reelected, because there are so few court of appeals judges who are the right age, he will have to look outside the judiciary, which i agree, is a great thing. it's not only understanding how government works, it's understanding people's problems, trying to fix their problems, address their problems, hearing both sides and trying to meet out resolutions of problems. i think i would also like to see a justice who has been a civil rights lawyer, a public interest lawyer. >> the governor o
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm PDT
katherine culleton gonzalez, keep educating us on these cases. >>> up next, what did the far right think america would look like in 2012 when president obama took off? this is sci-fi. their wildest predictions couldn't be further from the truth fortunately. actually sci-fi tends to be true sometimes. anyway, this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> back to "hardball" and to the "sideshow." well, the campaigns for both mitt romney and president obama are trying to tamp expectations leading into tomorrow's debate while playing up the debating skills, of course, of the other candidate. one of romney's biggest surrogates went a bit rogue this weekend on "the daily show." take note. >> here is the great news for republicans, we have a candidate who is going to do extraordinarily well on wednesday night. >> oh, my [ bleep ], we got a runner, we got a runner! apparently only chris christie did not get the memo his party sucks at this. >> it's the restart of the campaign and i think you will see the numbers move back in another direction and the whole race will turn upside down. >> what y
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
terms of investing in education and investing in infrastructure, responsibly bringing down the debt, so his is a voice that we think is a very powerful voice in helping to tell the president's story. we think he's going to be a great advocate for us. we're excited he's giving us that time and we're excited to have him out advocating for the president on the trail. >> brent, hypothetically, let's say the president is re-elected. what's his first order of business next year, is it immigration reform? is it climate change? what's going to be, jobs notwithstanding, because i know that's going to be the laser focus, presumably, besides job creation, then what? >> look, the second term, if we're lucky enough to win this campaign, really is an extension of all the work we've been doing through the first term. you said jobs, obviously. the economy is job one. we need to make sure we re-elect president obama, so we can build off the economic process we have started to see as we've turned this economy around. we need to move that forward, not go back to the policies that mitt romney is advoca
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
manufacturing, create jobs here at home, make sure we have the best education system in the world and give, as i said before, some real strength and security to middle-class families. >> is the 47% comment the game changer so far? does the obama campaign feel this really has put the wind at your back? this is a clear distinction about who cares about the 100% and the 47%. there's new tape from paul ryan that has surfaced. he doesn't sound too different from mitt romney. here's ryan talking about people who rely on government assistance. here it is. >> before too long, we would become a society we were never intended to be. we could become a society where americans are takers and not makers, 70% of americans want the american dream. they believe in the american idea. only 30% want the welfare state. >> doesn't had this show the american people what romney and ryan think about struggling americans? >> absolutely. my favorite thing is mitt romney said it was inelegantly stated when he said about the 47%. i hope that mitt romney e gets a chance to elegantly state what he said about the 47% of
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
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Sep 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
talked about education and health care. tracie potts is in denver for us covering all the details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, back up his ideas with details, taking on one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point was to make differences clear. >> you said you would cut the deficit in half, it's four years later. >> the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut. we ask for $1 additional revenue. pay for by asking those of us who have done well to contribute more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend $5 million. >> math, common sense and history shows it's not a recipe of job growth. >> everything he said about my plan is inaccurate. >> reporter: medicare -- >> cutting from medicare to balance the additional cost of obama care is a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and i have become fond of this term, obama care, if you repeal it, those seniors are going to pay more for prescriptions. >> reporter: the exchange over health care and jobs. >> i don't know how the president
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, keep educating us on these cases. of voter suppression around the country. >>> up next, what did the far right think america would look like in 2012 when president obama took office? this is sci-fi. their wildest predictions couldn't be further from the truth fortunately. actually sci-fi tends to be true sometimes. anyway, this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] let's say you need to take care of legal matters. wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier, less-expensive option than using a traditional lawyer? well, legalzoom came up with a better way. we took the best of the old and combined it with modern technology. together you get quality services on your terms, with total customer support. legalzoom documents have been accepted in all 50 states, and they're backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. so go to legalzoom.com today and see for yourself. it's law that just makes sense. ♪ >>> back to "hardball" and to the "sideshow." well, the campaigns for both mitt romney and president obama are trying to tamp expectations leading into tomorrow's debate while p
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
, how to stay ahead of the competition. governments do it in education, infrastructure, and r&d and romney/ryan plan cuts that by 75%. i don't know how you stay competitive if you spend less than 5% of federal resources on educating your workforce and building roads and bridges and doing that r&d. india, china, even europe is doing more than that. i think that kind of business plan approach is something that resonates in virginia. >> do you believe one of the other reasons the president has held up strong in virginia the whole time is federal workers, the economy, what specifically? is it because there are a lot of federal workers who are mad at republicans that want to cut or is it that the economy thanks to the federal government and defense contractors, unemployment rate is basically at full employment? >> well, virginia is doing better than the rest of the country. that's been a trend we've had for a decade plus. i do think because there's a lot of federal workers, because there are a lot of folks who work in the defense industry, this constant effort of shutting down the govern
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
get an education, they have access to health care we don't revamp the entire social security system to meet inside restrains that paul ryan thinks works but doesn't work for america. this is real questions on voters' mines and that's changed the dynamic of the election and we're seeing great candidates on our side with that message who are going to win in november. >> and in massachusetts, republican scott brown has apologized for what some of his aides did in appearing on this video where they were mocking elizabeth warren for her native-american heritage. that is apology sufficient and should this be an issue in this campaign? >> certainly it's up to the people of massachusetts to determine that. they have watched this race, they have seen scott brown tell people to take a look at elizabeth warren to determine her heritage, which is frankly offensive to me, people in massachusetts will make that determination. but i will say this. again, we have a race where elizabeth warren is fighting for the values that american families care about, making sure we all have an opportunity that o
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
a private college education is up again. according to a report, tuition is up nearly 4% from last year to just over $29,000. and the september job report is due out tomorrow. economyist payrolls to rise wit the unemployment rate moving up to 8.2%. >>> welcome back to "hardball." we'll be looking for that jobless number tomorrow. we have an update on the story we brought you monday. if you recall we reported that republicans had been on a witch hunt to root out so-called voter fraud out there. may have found some in their own ranks. the activities of a firm hired by the republican national committee to register voters in florida is the subject of a criminal probe. it turns out florida authorities found enough evidence of suspicious voter registration down there by that firm to warrant a full-blown criminal investigation. the rnc hired the same questionable firm to do voter registration work in four other key swing states, nevada, colorado, virginia, and north carolina. all those states have fired the firm now and so far florida is the only state to open a criminal investigation. ju
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
good man. >>> as part of education nation we've been looking at the stories and challenges of students across our country especially those at risks and stats show many african-american boys from low income urban areas face the greatest danger. a series called save my son takes a look at what urban family face trying to keep their kids away from bad influences including abuse in their own homes. >> i had a conversation with her, some of that stuff is as fresh as if it happened yesterday. >> i remember too, where it was, she fell to the floor and she got grabbed. i think it was a toaster and hit him. and then she was like -- the kids are in the room. and then he looked up, hit her one more time and then stopped. i'll never forget. >> so joining me now is the host of that show and founder of the capital magnet school, dr. perry. it's good to have you here. that's a powerful moment. you know, it's emotional to watch the young man talking there about that moment in his life and the tears streaming down his face. tell us more about him, his back story and the show itself. >> what i
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
upon themselves to deal with the fund mental issues of their economy, education, the kind of sense of confidence that they have in the country. >> so very interesting over the past weekend, mark, you had the dnc putting out video clips of a lot of people including myself saying what a great debater mitt romney is. and then there was a little bit of an online scuffle yesterday because chris christie dared to say that this debate would change the narrative of the race. what's going on here? >> well -- >> is it all about expectations? >> they play the silly expectations game because too many of our colleagues seem susceptible to it. i still think the president has an advantage simply because he's done one-on-one general election debates before, and they're a lot of pressure. and governor romney, in some ways he rises to the occasion and he's impervious to pressure. but if you look at his career at bain and some of the anecdotes there, sometimes he feels it. and no one goes into their first one as comfortable as people who have done it before. >> john heilemann, barring an incredibly stro
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
brother, william f. buckly junior who went to yale, pat moynihan became an educator. he shined shoes in time squire while attending a public high school in harlem. he worked hard and he knew a slur when he heard one. the first time his debate opponent senator jim buckley called him professor moynihan. he said ah, the mudslinging has begun. >> jim buckley? he's engaging and honest man who hasn't the sogiest notion what the 20th century is all about. >> now, massachusetts voters have to decide who knows what the 21st century is all about. the republican center who thinks there is no difference between justice scalia and justice sotmayor. or the professor. history is on the professor's side. professor moynihan knocked the incumbent out of the senate. running against a harvard professor is harder than scott brown thinks it is. >>> coming up, in tonight's rewrite, the cast of "the west wing" will teach mitt romney how to win the debate. now, the question you have to ask yourself, with 23 hours to go until the debate, how fast a learner is mitt romney? [ male announcer ] the 2013 sma
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. i made mistakes. i will make more mistake. before i got elected, i said my daughters are available on national tv. that was a pretty good mistake. and i'm still paying for that one. but the difference between when i make a mistake, i correct it. i immediately corrected it. >> who is your model supreme court justice? >> let me see here. that's a great question. i think justice scalia is a good judge. justice kennedy is obviously very good. and justice roberts, they are very qualified people there. >> they don't exactly -- >> that's the beauty of being independent. >> if you had to pick one. >> i don't need to pick one. we have plenty of justices up there and i'm proud of the the ones we have. >> i don't support the dream act. we can't take a class of citizens here illegally and move ahead of the 4 million people trying to do it legally. >> senator brown is right. this is a big difference between the two of us. he
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
in voter suppression and more education nation on the show. >> thank you all. this is the daily rundown. we'll see you on monday. i think i'll be in washington and then we go to colorado. coming up next is chris jansing. good-bye. [ male announcer ] when a major hospital wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. [ yawning sound ] [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. i i had pain in my abdomen...g. it just wouldn't go away. i was spotting, but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could be early warning signs of a gynecologic cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer. feeling bloated for no reason. that's what i remember. seeing my doctor probably saved my life. warning signs are not the same for everyone. if you think something's wrong... see your doctor. ask about gynecologic cancer. and get the
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Sep 27, 2012 1:00am PDT
doesn't matter much like education, screw the unions. but when it's something important like football, well, look for the union label, america. barack obama and mitt romney and paul ryan have all seen fit to weigh in on this one football game from monday, on the referees issue. all three men saying that the green bay packers deserve to win that game. the packers got robbed. so even as the packers' agony crossed over into national politics this week, i still have to say that it remains true that the single west political green bay packers moment in history, the best moment of all time in the overlap that exists between the green bay packers and politics is still this moment. >> there are 30 teams, but only one packer organization, and that is the greatest football organization ever in america's history. there are only 187 days before training camp. and 360 days before we go back to miami! whereas the packers are america's real team, and we'll always be winners in the hearts and minds of the people of wisconsin, therefore i, tommy thompson, governor of the great state of wisconsin, do h
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
infrastructure spending he's proposed, additional educational spends that he's proposed held up in congress. now the challenge here is the moderator will push both candidates. jim lair is a good moderator. he's very balanced, and i don't think he'll let them answer the questions they want. he's going to have to do that. at the same time, the challenge for president obama is not simply get bogged down in the details of his answer, but to then spin around and frame his answer as an attack, if you will, on governor romney and his lack of specifics and an agenda. you have to weave and bob at the same time. that's what a good debater does. >> let me bring in anne. is this a good strategy. you say you promised you would create 1 million new manufacturing jobs and hiring 100,000 math and science teachers and he talked about the jobs bill blokd by republicans and transportation bill blocked by republicans. is that the follow-up? how do you break this fever if it exists to a second term? >> i think chris is right. i think he has to do that to a certain extent. we saw the idea of running against cong
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm PDT
result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. how did i get here? dumb luck? or good decisions? ones i've made. ones we've all made. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. >>> four years ago i said i'd end the war in iraq and we did. i said we'd wind down the war in afghanistan in a responsible way, and we are. you've got a new tower across the new york skyline. al qaeda's on the path to defeat. bin laden is dead. >> i happen to subscribe to ronald reagan's maxim that peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. you see, you want to -- >> president obama and mitt romney both making their case to veterans in virginia today. the president talking about ending our trillion-dollar wars, at least eventually, and his
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Oct 2, 2012 10:00am PDT
, improving our educational system, recruiting and training math and science teachers to get our children prepared for those important jobs. >> those are goals. those are goals and mitt romney has goals. but when are -- >> no, no andrea -- >> specific. >> it is not a goal to end tax breaks for companies that move jobs overseas and incentivize them to come back and create a million jobs in manufacturingp. we've seen the greatest increase in manufacturing jobs in more than 20 years under this president. so we have a sense of what has to happen in order to bring those businesses back and create those jobs. those aren't goals. you know, reducing our dependence on foreign oil by increasing our domestic production incentivizing clean energy to create jobs and put people back to work, those aren't goals, those are plans to continue to move this economy forward. look, i also hope that mitt romney will take some of the time paul ryan didn't want to take in his interview this weekend and try to explain the arithmetic behind their budget. paul ryan said it would take too long to explain their budget
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back to "hardball." as we're watching tonight's debate, and everybody is going to be, what will be the signs who tell us who's winning? the small moves, the tics and subtext that reveals who's got the upper hand. here are moments from past debates that became the whole story. first that awkward moment in the third and final debate between george w. bush and al gore. let's watch this moment. >> it's not only what your philosophy and what's your position on issues. but can you get things done. and i believe i can. >> well, in 1992 in a debate conducted in a town hall format, president george bush, senior bush, was seen checking his watch, that showed impatience with the whole debate, fair or not. in 2008 john mccain betrayed his frustration when he referred to barack obama as "that one." let's listen. >> your bill on the floor of the senate, loaded down with goodies, billions for the oil companies and it was sponsored by busch and cheney. you know
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> just this morning a pennsylvania judge blocked a controversial voter i.d. law from taking effect this november, the same law that won top state republican said would help mitt romney win pennsylvania. most republicans usually don't admit as much, prefrg to frame their efforts around, quote, preventing voter fraud. but in a twist it appears that republicans may be the ones responsible for all the suspicious activity this year. last week the rnc fired a group called strategic allied consulting after accused of submitting fraudulent voter registration forms. if the republican party was shocked, perhaps it shouldn't have been. the firm is owned by a gop operative named nathan stroul sproul whose voter activities were investigated by the justice department though no charges filed. in a sign of people who want to legitimately exercise their right to vote, voters in ohio slept on the street overnight to be t
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> we're back with more from our roundtable. debating styles. we wanted to go back and look at some of the debates, katty, and see what we learned. mitt romney in florida on nbc earlier this year giving you some sense of how he'll go after the president's record. watch. >> there are a lot of people in florida that are hurting. this president has failed miserably the people of florida. his plans for nasa. he has no plans for nasa. the space coast is struggling. this president has failed the people of florida. we have to have a president who understands how to get an economy going again. he does not. he plays 90 rounds of golf when you have 25 million people out of work. >> zinger, goes after the president's record. how much does he do that versus rehabilitate his own image and also try to be specific about what a romney presidency would mean? >> all of the above. >> he's got to try and do all of the above. he's got to
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
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Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> we are a few hours from the start of the presidential debate here in denver, colorado. and you can feel the famous rocky mountain air as a special electrical charge this afternoon. particularly behind me. this is one of the most fiercely contested states in the presidential election with the president and mitt romney running neck and neck. all of that could change tonight in the blink of an eye. stay with us as much more to come. plus, the day's top lines are just ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] one in six. that's how many struggle with hunger in america. ♪ but what if there was a simple way to feed those in need? now, there is. shop walmart for select brands' low prices through october 12th and you help secure meals for local families. go to walmart.com/hunger and learn more about how you can join the fight. because hunger is a big problem and it needs a big answer. because hunger is a big problem [ male announcer ] introducing the
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00am PDT
, making investments in education, reducing the deficit, and mitt romney's plan, the same policies that led to the economic crisis in the first place. mitt romney had a different strategy. he engaged in an act of performance art last night, something that james lipton would have been proud of, but it was ultimately a substanceless performance. he wouldn't specify where he stood on issues. he wouldn't say what he would replace the affordable care act with. he would cover people withpreexisting conditions or not for people with preexisting conditions between jobs or between plans. we're going to call out exactly where mitt romney stands on the issues and make sure that every vote there understands his aexat position. >> diana degette was disappoi disappointed the president didn't raise the women's issues and point out what at affordable care act, obama care, whatever you call it does for women. >> i think those issues will certainly come up along the campaign trial in the week as head. we've got paid advertising up on these issues talking about the positions that mitt romney has take
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
oklahoma have been some of my greatest educators about the way that system works, they are deep thinking, caring people whose basic message here inside the prison system, what we see is the receiving end of what cheap politicians do by saying they are tough on crime. they promise taller fences, more cops on the beat, more handcuffs, et cetera, the public gets all lathered up, they get elected, they have to deliver on that where do they get the money? they take the money directly out of the programs that people in corrections have in place to try to give people the skill they never learned. so when they get out, they don't back repeat offender, they have a still skill that might get them a job or character traits the failing you schools don't teach them. i learned on the inside that correction sees the failure of this system on the receiving end. we show the films in prisons and oklahoma, do that because oklahoma is a remarkable state that allowed us to show a quite controversial fill tonight prisoners inside oklahoma. i learned the prize earns are themselves, like the guards around them,
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. >>> let me finish tonight with what i want you to look for tonight. look for motive. why is he out there, this candidate? what's he really want to do as president? who's he for? and why does he think he should be president at this time in our history? look for passion. what turns this guy on? america? the idea behind the country? the chance for help people deal with their really hard chances. what makes the guy laugh? what makes him cry? what makes him give a damn? beneath the nice tie and suit and shined suit, what soul lies there? finally, spontaneity. the lights are on, is anybody home? does this person react to the moment? does he come alive faced with a challenge, a question he hadn't expected? does he like this arena of the mind and through it, does he love the challenge of serving and leading this country? if he has it all, motive, passion, spontaneity, stop looking for a
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Sep 26, 2012 2:00pm PDT
innovation, education, infrastructure. we're in it together. versus the ryan budget, which used as a stand-in first republican nominee, which says we're on it alone, get rid of government and give you aa vouch voucher, find medicare on your own. here comes romney and he sort of fits the mold. he's a 1 percenter. he shows no empathy, even before the 47%. >> a pure market guy. >> they use bain, from the beginning, as cynthia noted, as a value. he's out there making money. i'm thinking of wider ames and goals. >> a new bloomberg goal that has president obama leading mitt romney by six points nationally. for one big reason, half of the polls say they have an unfavorable view of mitt romney. bloomberg reports, this is a september high for a presidential challenger in the last three decades. bloomberg quotes a 40-year-old insurance agent from virginia, self-described libertarian on why she's going to vote for obama. now, this isn't cheerleading for obama by any means but explains romney's problem. if i have to choose between the two, i prefer barack obama over mitt. i think mitt romney is
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Sep 27, 2012 2:00pm PDT
in america. if a foreign power had done to america what the department of education had done, it would be considered an act of war. the minimum wage can be destructive 37. >> do you know what the minimum wage is? my guess is it's somewhere in the six or seven. >> if you wanted to destroy jobs what would you do? just playing like you are the devil, and we have one pretty close to that. and yet we have terrorists in our own culture called abortionists. i don't really believe in the whole theory of global warming. >> well, quite an array to pick from. abortionists are terrorists. social security should be privatized. hate crimes lead to hate. it's a long list to suggest that this guy is not what i would call a mainstream conservative republican. >> for once i want to second what feehery said. they wanted a different candidate. they supported a different senate candidate. after he made the comments about legitimate rape, a lot of people, as you said, romney, ryan, cornyn, the whole republican establishment said we don't want to support this guy, he should drop out. he can drop out up
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Sep 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
interesting election. the issues are huge, not just education which we just did, but of course the economy. now we see foreign policy becoming more a part of the election. so i think it's fascinating to cover a presidential election. >> sure. >> it's a privilege. and i think for us i'm sure that's one of the reasons you got into journalism. it's certainly one of the reasons i did. >> absolutely. another element of that election, though, was the sarah palin factor which you covered. what was that like? >> i covered sarah palin almost from the very beginning. my bosses called me and said, you know what, get to alaska. we want you to be in alaska by the time sarah palin delivers her address to the republican national convention, which was that following week. and from that point forward, i was covering sarah palin. she came back to alaska on her campaign plane. at that point i jumped on and we flew around for the next whatever it was, couple months. it was a very interesting time, and interesting story. here's somebody who is so new to the national scene. but i will say, and this is something
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Sep 29, 2012 2:30am PDT
you tips and advice thoeping your small business grow. it is education nation week. we wanted to do our part by looking at the opportunities available to current and future entrepreneurs. our past stories have taken us around the country to detroit and portland, oregon. this year, we didn't have to go any further than boston. there, we found a really unique program, a venture aksel lccele that's run by college students. they have the right idea educating entrepreneurs and getting them funding to grow their companies. 22 small business owners. >> our product will be the first organic, low-calorie ready to drink cocktail on the market. >> each one making a pitch for funding. and the most amazing thing. >> we have done a real lot with a real little. >> some of these pictures aren't even out of college yet. >> the marketing is essential. >> this pitchathon is part of a unique program called idea, a business accelerator that is developing new entrepreneurs at northeastern university in boston. >> it is a little bit nerve-racking to get up in front of all those people. every step is bring
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Oct 3, 2012 7:30pm PDT
the right wing, how. whenever the president named a popular policy, more spending on education, more money on medicare, he was for it and he would attack the president for things that were unpopular. so the question becomes can you effectively tie mitt romney to the republican party and its core commitments, both how it acts in the house and the things he has said during the republican debates. and that never really happened tonight. but those of course are the facts of the matter. the idea that mitt romney won't cut taxes on people at the high end of the income scale apreposterous. i think you would agree. obviously if the republicans get into power they are going to cut taxes at the high income and he got on stage tonight and said no. >> romney's problem is that this debate is in 2012, not 1812. we have things we can hit a button to show what he has said before. no doubt mitt romney was at his best tonight but his best is not good enough. when you look at the fact that he's saying that taxes will not go up on the middle class, yet he is proposing all the way through this campaign,
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